Today we have the Sachtler Flowtech 75 Tripod review. It’s impressive design has revolutionized the way tripods are made today. The Flowtech has quickly become one of our favorite tripods and possibly the best out on the market right now. Keep on reading or watch our latest YouTube video to find out why!
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Sachtler Flowtech 75: Quick Setup
This tripod is like no other because of how easy it is to use. Running and gunning on a shoot is effortless with this bad boy in your gear locker. Unlike most tripods which require two stages to reach maximum height, the Flowtech tripod only has three latches near the top. Once you loosen up the top locking levers it can be raised to its max height with one fluid motion using the side handle. You can raise your sticks without the help from an AC, and you won’t hurt your back doing it alone either.
Sachtler Flowtech 75: Midlevel Spreader
Getting a stable low angle shot can be tricky sometimes – or require extra gear like a hi-hat. If you don’t have a tripod with legs that can spread to support these low shots, you may end up resorting to sandbags, apple boxes or even your lap to achieve them. The Sachtler Flowtech 75 tripod makes this task a whole lot easier and more stable. With the midlevel spreader removed, the tripod goes as low as 10.2 inches! The legs also lock so the tripod is very stable with heavier camera builds.
Sachtler Flowtech 75 Tripod: Magnetized Legs
Yeah, you read that right. Magnetized legs. This convenient little feature on the Flowtech 75 keeps your tripod from popping open when you’re walking around or traveling. It’s a fix to a very minor and annoying problem that you never really knew you wanted or needed. But we likey, and it definitely gave us a little more peace of mind when slinging it over our shoulder.
But wait, there’s more!
While the Sachtler Flowtech 75 is a very lightweight tripod, it has a payload of 44 pounds and reaches heights from 24 to 61 inches (10.2 inches with the mid-level spreader removed). Sachtler also released a big brother to this tripod in October of 2018 called the Sachtler Flowtech 100. This version can hold up to 66 pounds, which might be a better option if you shoot with heavier cinema cameras.
All right already, what’s this tripod cost?
We wish it cost a bit less, but the Flowtech 75 is currently on the market for approximately $1344. While that might seem like a lot of money, this tripod will be one of the best investments you make. It was for us. Literally we have not used any of our other 5 tripods since we got it. It’s that good. And with rugged construction, you likely won’t ever need or want another tripod for 20 years or so. Wish our cameras had that kind of life span!
You’ll be able to work faster and much more efficiently with a Sachtler Flowtech Tripod in your kit! If you have a heavier camera rig and need the Flowtech 100, then you’d be spending quite a bit more at approximately $3277. But if you have those two ARRI’s in your safe, what’s another few G’s?! Worth it.
So mateys, these be the reasons as to why the Sachtler Flowtech 75 Tripod is our current favorite. And there really aren’t many negatives aside from the cost of these. If you have any questions on the techniques used in this review video, please send a note in the comments. Thanks for watching our Sachtler Flowtech 75 Tripod Review: The BEST Tripod?, in our Film Jams series! And if you haven’t yet, be sure to watch our last video to learn how to record better sound with your smartphone or DSLR camera: https://filmjams.com/2019/04/05/best-low-budget-microphone-for-video/
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Gear used in this video:
-Canon C300 – https://amzn.to/2Fe9SlD
-Sachtler Flowtech MS 75 Tripod – https://amzn.to/2DtNAuL
Other equipment we use to film:
-Sachtler – https://amzn.to/2KTXbfH
Music by Jeffrey J Byron: http://www.jeffreyjbyron.com/
Filmed on location at: https://www.LitewaveMedia.com in St. Petersburg, FL.
Special Thanks to the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission Digital Creator Program
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